Friday, 1 August 2014

Buah Nona



As a child, I loved this fruit Annona squamosa which I could only eat when we visited grandma. She had a tree in her garden. These days, you can easily find them sold in the supermarket when they are in season. 

This particular variety had many seeds and only a thin layer of edible pulp. 

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Detmold


This is what happens when you are too engrossed in the Korean serial you are watching. 


It should look like this instead. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 Country Turquoise Medium (#661). Both Essens and Detmold are Adelheid Dangela's patterns from Occhi Patchwork.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Serene Backyard



A row of back-to-back shophouses has been converted into a hotel and this is the backyard.
It was filled with bamboo plants and this curtain of roots hanging down. 
They were planted on the top wooden trellis and the long roots just made a lovely organic curtain.
Cool!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Esens


This is two motifs joined making a diamond shape. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 20 in Cotton Candy (#111). Can you see flowers and leaves?

Monday, 28 July 2014

Hari Raya Orchids


I put this together with 5 pots of mini Dendrobiums and it all fitted into this tin planter. We were off to celebrate Hari Raya with friends. It is an annual visit and always surprised how fast one year passes by.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Belimbing Flowers



Such a pretty pink among the green of the leaves. 
It was planted by a coffee shop where we ate breakfast. 
The owner of the coffee shop probably planted this belimbing tree. He provides extra chairs for his regular customers to have coffee near his little patch of a garden.

We drove 18km to have the fish ball noodle at this coffee shop. I love it because it is in an old neighbourhood, not crowded and the noodles are prepared by an old timer - a hawker who has been in the business for decades. A hidden gem, not found out yet by food bloggers and swamped by foodies.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Page 69 Kurbatskaya WIP4


I looked through my Lizbeth Size 40 thread supply and went with blue river glades. Does it look strange? Should I continue?

I have not cut off the previous tatting.


Thursday, 24 July 2014

Flower Tea

Watch the flower bloom, then drink the tea.



Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Antwerpen 2


Since it is such a pretty pattern, the second Antwerpen is tatted in Size 40. Can you see the design element if many were joined? I missed a ring in the smaller piece. Can you spot it? 

Done in Lizbeth Size 40 Blue Ice (#163). Love the light blue spattering through the white.


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Flower Installations




Here are two more from the Floria 2014 show.
The top one uses lots of Anthuriums in various colours. What I noticed about this was the plastic bottles in the background. They looked pretty - like glass blocks.

Heliconias seem to cascade down gracefully in the second installation.